The place where you do all your work impacts your productivity dramatically. But most people don’t know all the ways you can improve it. Here they are:
Colors are proven to affect productivity, with different effects for each color:
Intense colors are stimulating, leading to higher focus. Less intense colors are soothing, leading to increased creativity.
To choose the right combination of colors and their intensity, consider what benefits would best suit your work.
If you keep games, distractions and friends nearby it’ll be harder to focus. Your brain won’t associate that place with work, making you more likely to procrastinate.
Too high and low temperatures can decrease productivity. A survey found that during summer workplace productivity drops by 20%. Another study found that roughly 21°C (69,8°F) is the temperature which will make you the most productive.
Anything above 22°C and anything below 18 °C decreased productivity. At 30°C it decreased by 10%. Lower temperatures also increase the amount of errors and heightens the risk of getting sick.
Try to sit close to a window. The natural light from the sun will increase your energy levels, boost your mood and improve your sleep.
A study at the University of Minnesota found an increase in participant’s creativity when they had a messy desk. So don’t clean your office all the time – with science’s approval.
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Temperature Graph from ALifeofProductivity
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